Cleaning Care & Suggestions


Cleaning Codes

Fine Linen

Down Comforters & Pillows

Poly Comforters & Pillows

Your Eastern Accents bedding and soft home accessories will last for years if they are well cared for. We strongly recommend professional cleaning of all Eastern Accents duvet covers, coverlets, pillows, table runners, curtain panels, and ottomans due to varying fabric and trimming contents. We do not advise that these products be washed at home. Again, professional cleaning is recommended for all finished products. Fine Linen, inserts, and select fabrics may be washed at home.

The following key refers to Eastern Accents' fabric cleaning code:

Cleaning CodeDescription
MACMachine wash.
SUse mild water-free solvents or dry cleaning products.
SWUse water-based cleaners, or mild water-free solvents or dry cleaning products.
WUse only water-based cleaners; do not use solvents.
WASHand wash.
WSSame as SW.

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The following products may be cleaned at home with care:

Fine Linen

We recommend that Eastern Accents Fine Linen be machine-washed in a front-loading machine. Due to the chemical processes, dry cleaning and bleaching are not recommended. Also, please note that Eastern Accents Fine Linen, as with most products made of natural fibers, has a tendency to shrink 4-6%.

Machine wash linens in warm water on a gentle cycle using color- and fragrance-free mild detergent or soap. Use enzyme reactive stain removers only. Do not use chlorine bleach or detergents with lighteners. Never pour detergent or soap directly onto your textiles. Either pour detergent in when the tub is full or dilute the detergent. Do not use fabric softeners. These only coat the fibers and make them "appear" to be soft. One cup of white vinegar in the rinse water removes all traces of soap and leaves fabrics smelling fresh.

The ideal way to dry linens is to air dry. A clothesline or rod is perfect for air drying, but you can use a railing or shower rod as well. If you must use a dryer, tumble dry on low for only a few minutes and do not dry completely. During the last few minutes of a dryer cycle the fabric overheats and dries out, making it brittle and lifeless over time. Always remove linens from the dryer while still damp, and then iron. For best results, use a spray bottle with water as opposed to the iron’s steam feature.

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Down Comforters & Pillows

If soiled or stained, down comforters and pillows can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap. For the cleaning of down comforters and pillows, we recommend laundering rather than dry cleaning. Laundering rejuvenates the lofting quality of down, making comforters and pillows full, fluffier, and fresh smelling.

You may wash down items in a front-loading, extra capacity washer (the kind used by professional laundries) using a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use top-loading washing machines as the agitation may damage the delicate cotton cover. Some modest shrinkage or wrinkling may result from washing but will not be visible once the comforter is in a duvet cover.

Down comforters and pillows dry best in the sun. Spread them out on a sheet on grass or on a deck, and shake them vigorously from time to time while drying. You may also tumble dry in a dryer set on medium heat. Remove every hour and fluff. Placing a few tennis balls in the dryer will facilitate the drying. Be certain your down comforters and pillows are thoroughly dry before returning to the bed or storage to prevent mildew. Always store down comforters and pillows in cotton bags, never in plastic.

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Poly Comforters & Pillows

If soiled or stained, poly comforters and pillows can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap. For the cleaning of poly comforters and pillows, we recommend laundering rather than dry cleaning. You may wash poly items in a front-loading, extra-capacity washer (the kind used by professional laundries) using a mild detergent in cold water. Tumble dry in a dryer set on low heat. Remove every hour and fluff. Placing a few tennis balls in the dryer will facilitate the drying. Do not over dry, and remove promptly from dryer to prevent excessive wrinkling.

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